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We are Opium, a 3-piece Indie/Rock/Fast Rock/Alternative Band from Holyhead (N.Wales). The band was formed by Gaz (Drums) and Rozzy (Bass) after parting company with their former bands. After deciding that Opium was to be a 3-piece band, we were joined by Gav Malone, a long-term friend of Gaz's. After 6 months of rehearsing, we recorded our first 3 Track EP which was later titled "Smash Your Mirrors". The EP was submitted to local internet Radio Stations and also sent out to a number of Record Labels throughout the UK. A few weeks later, we were contacted by a Liverpool based Label offering us a 3 month Development Deal. However, we declined the deal due to the Companies financial demand, and instead the money was invested into the Band.

In October, after 9 months of being with Opium, Gav left, and the search began for a new Guitar/Vocalist. We knew of a few, but managed to contact someone who Gaz jammed with a few years ago. We got together and jammed for a few weeks, but (Benn) had already decided to re-try his application with the Navy and also apply for a College Course. Shortly after, Gaz and Rozzy decided to out Opium on hold for a short while. In that time, Gaz managed a band who Opium had become good friends with, in the meantime, Gaz continued to write new material for Opium and also continued to search for that 3rd person to complete the band line-up.

After a 6 week break, and advertising in the local press for a Guitarist, Alec, a former member of Gaz's first band "4th-Isle" contacted Gaz, and asked to join the band. We got together and after a really good jam, Al became the 3rd member of Opium. We have been jammin' now for nearly 3 months with Al, and we have already written and recorded a 3 Track EP/Demo, played our debut Gig in a local Festival and have a few more Gigs before the end of the year. We have planned what which direction Opium his going in the New Year and are looking forward to playing in Gigs up and down the U.K.

Opium Music Videos

Opium Play Video


Opium is track 07 from the album "3 Almonds and a Walnut (feat. Pars Radio)" which is available on Geo Record Label.

Opium Of The People Play Video

Opium Of The People

Watch the official Opium Of The People video by The Mint Chicks in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Opium För Dig Play Video

Opium För Dig

Watch the official Opium För Dig video by Louise Hoffsten in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

View more Opium videos from Muzu or Youtube

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